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Tue July 30, 2013

Shoshoni resident sues for excessive use of force by police officers

Police issue X26 TASER
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A legally blind man from Shoshoni says two local police officers used excessive force on him when they came to his home to investigate complaints about his cats.

L.J. Faith has filed a Federal lawsuit against Police Chief Andy Rodriguez and Officer G. Cruche. The officers Tasered and arrested Faith after he used strong language telling them to leave his property.

Faith’s lawyer, Charles Pelkey, says the officers arrested Faith without probable cause.

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